Fast-spreading variants boost coronavirus surge across Europe

The virus swept through a nursery school and an adjacent elementary school in the Milan suburb of Bollate with amazing speed. In a matter of just days, 45 children and … Read More

Germany becomes 12th country to surpass 1 million confirmed coronavirus cases

The number of COVID-19 infections in Germany surpassed the one million mark and the daily death toll hit a record of 426, data from the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) for infectious diseases … Read More

Coronavirus surge pushes Czech Republic into 2nd lockdown, breaking gov’t pledges

Czechs had been assured it wouldn’t happen again. But amid a record surge of coronavirus infections that’s threatening the entire health system with collapse, the Czech Republic is adopting on … Read More

Europe scrambles as second coronavirus wave overwhelms several countries

Europe’s second wave of coronavirus infections has struck well before flu season even started, with intensive care wards filling up again and bars shutting down. Making matters worse, authorities say, … Read More

Italy makes face masks mandatory outdoors as coronavirus cases climb

ROME — Italy on Wednesday made it mandatory to wear face masks outdoors nationwide in an effort to reduce rising COVID-19 infections, the health ministry said after the cabinet agreed … Read More

‘A bit of fear’: Children in Europe go back to school as coronavirus persists

PARIS — Tugging on their masks or dashing to hug long-unseen friends, millions of children returned to school across Europe and beyond Tuesday in a mass experiment aimed at bridging … Read More

Two people in Europe reinfected with coronavirus months after 1st illness

Two European patients are confirmed to have been re-infected with the coronavirus, raising concerns about people’s immunity to the virus as the world struggles to tame the pandemic. The cases, … Read More

Coronavirus outbreak linked to Prague club spreads to 98 people

An outbreak of coronavirus in a Czech music club has grown to 98 positive cases, including footballers from several Prague clubs, public health officials said on Thursday. Canada has also … Read More

Coronavirus: European Union economic recovery deal stalls at 1st day of talks

European Union leaders failed on Friday to make headway in negotiations over a massive stimulus plan to breathe life into economies ravaged by the coronavirus pandemic, returning to their Brussels … Read More

Coronavirus hits ‘full speed’ in Africa as Asia, Europe warn public against complacency

BELGRADE, Serbia — Asian and European officials pleaded with their citizens Thursday to respect modest precautions as several countries saw coronavirus outbreaks accelerate or sought to prevent new flare-ups, while … Read More

Coronavirus deaths in France exceed 19,000 — 4th highest after U.S., Italy, Spain

France registered 642 more deaths from coronavirus infections on Saturday, although fatalities increased at a slower pace for the third day running and a downward trend in the number of … Read More

Denmark prepares to ease coronavirus lockdown as deaths stabilize

Denmark plans to reopen day care centers and schools on April 15 as a first step to gradually relax a three-week lockdown to curb the spread of the new coronavirus, … Read More

France faces tough weeks ahead in its fight against the coronavirus, PM warns

PARIS — The next two weeks will be the toughest yet in the fight against the coronavirus in France, Prime Minister Edouard Philippe warned on Saturday as his government raced … Read More

EU orders economic recovery plan as countries remain divided on coronavirus response

European Union national leaders told the bloc’s finance ministers Thursday to draw up new measures to tackle the devastating economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic after failing to bridge major … Read More

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